Crime trail foils police
FIVE thieves led police on a 10-hour chase around Townsville yesterday, driving stolen cars, breaking into homes and injuring residents.
A dozen police crews were called but had not caught anyone late last night.
About 1am on Sunday, police were alerted to two stolen vehicles near Cairns.
One man was arrested after being stopped by road spikes just north of Townsville.
The other four men went on to an attempted carjacking, serious assault, attempted break and enter, theft of alcohol, another car theft, and more.